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Going Deeper is a free resource for personal, group, or classroom study using Journal of Christian Nursing. The questions are designed to help you probe deeper into content from a nursing and biblical perspective. Find a sample from Going Deeper for the current issue and download complete current and past Going Deeper studies here!

Going Deeper October/December 2014 31:4

Advance Directives Education by Kroning, pp. 220-225.
1. What is the purpose of an advance health care directive (AHCD)?
2. How often have you discussed AHCD with patients?
3. The author states, "When patients are provided with information, they often do not understand
    the purpose and implications of an AHCD." To what degree have you experienced this in your
    practice setting?
4. What measures do you have in place regarding advance directives? To what degree have
    you discussed this with your family? How confident are you that they understand your wishes?


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JCN offers a variety of supplemental documents, PowerPoint presentations, and videos that enhance articles. Find active supplemental digital content (SDC) hyperlinks in articles. Listed here is a sample of SDC you can find in JCN:

Patient Teaching Booklet from Advance Directives Education: A Critical Need by Maureen Kroning.

Provision for a HopeFULL Journey from Christian Nsg 101 When Hope is Lost Part 1 and Part 2 by Carrie

Examples / Application of the Logic Model from Faith Community/Parish Nurse Literature: Exciting Interventions, Unclear Outcomes by Robyn Dandridge.

 Example of a Personal Psalm of Lament from How Do Adolescents Develop Faith and How Can Nurses/Nurse Practitioners Help? by Janice M. Haley.

 Watch a Video Abstract and meet author Jenna Olson from Elder Abuse: Speak Out for Justice by Jenna M. Olson and Barbara A. Hoglund.

 Conventional and Religious Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sessions from Depression in Chronic Illness: Does Religion Help? by Harold G. Koenig.

CAM Therapies Used for Health and for Cancer from Complementary and Alternative Therapy Use in Breast Cancer: Notable Findings by Camille Lamb Eckerd.

How Does God Guide Christians Through the Holy Spirit? A Bible study for Spirit-Guided Care: Christian Nursing for the Whole Person by Lynn S. Murphy and Mark S. Walker.

Sample images and comments from students and Author podcast from Picture This! Using Photovoice to Facilitate Cultural Competence in Students by Shelby Garner.

Nurses Christian Fellowship International Quadriennial Conference 2012, Santiago, Chili. 
Brochure, Session Abstracts, Photographs. From NCFI: Partners in Care by Barbara White.                                                                                                        

Infection Control and Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for the Faith Community (224 pages!) from Spread the Word, Not the Germs by Janet Resop Reilly, et al.

Conference proceedings and abstracts for the May 2012 Faith & Nursing Symposium at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada from Religion and Ethics in Pluralistic Healthcare Contexts (open access) by Sheryl Reimer Kirkham, Sonya Grypma, and
Landa Terblanche.

Additional Resources for Dealing with Bullying from Bullying in Nursing: Roots, Rationales, and Remedies by Mary Pat Szutenbach.

  5 Languages of Appreciation at Work Bible Study Supplement from
  Unhappy? Low Morale? Try the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
  by Paul E.White.

Spiritual Care Course and Practicum Syllabi in From Burden to Spiritual Growth: Koren Students' Experience in a Spiritual Care Practicum by Woi Sook So and Hye Sook Shin

Case Study in Reflective Practice: Medication Error from Reflective Practice for Personal and Professional Transformation by Nancy A. Kofed

Resources and referral sources for victims of IPV from Feeling Shame: Insights on Intimate Partner Violence, a CE article by Marjan Zarif

Glimpse life in Haiti and at the FSIL School of Nursing in this slide show from Positioned for Impact: Haiti's 1st Baccalaureate Nursing Program by Jeanne Burger

Meet Granger Westberg (1911-1999), founder of parish nursing, in this DVD clip courtesy of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center.

Jill Learns About Nurses Around the Town sample pages from the children’s storybook by Cynthia M. Thomas in Promoting Nursing Careers Using a Storybook for Children

Biblical Framework Counseling Model from Mind, Medications, and Mental Disorders: A Spiritual Approach by Valerie Oji